Counselling for Anxiety and Self-Esteem
If your usual way of doing things isn't working for you, let's find a way that does.
Mind is working overtime
Confidence is at an all-time low
Not getting things done
Sometimes life feels really tough... And maybe right now is one of those times.
A lot of people who start counselling feel stuck repeating the same painful patterns. You may feel like your life is controlled by anxiety, or that low self-esteem stops you from doing what you really want to.
Do any of these sound familiar?
If so, I’m here to help.
I'm Hayley, and I help people to manage their anxiety and boost their self-confidence.
Anxiety and low self-esteem can affect so many different areas of our life, like sleep, stress, panic attacks, confidence, our relationships, and how we react to changes in life.
As a counsellor, my key focus when working with you is to support you through any changes you want to make.
Like everyone else, I’m human. I’ve been through both fantastic and difficult experiences that have shaped who I am and how I help people. Having my own struggles with anxiety led me to seek out therapy. I wanted to understand myself better, to find ways to manage and cope, and to live on my terms. My experiences are what led me to become the counsellor I am today. I work with adults, aged 18 years and over, who have challenges with anxiety and self-esteem.
It’s possible to feel better
Imagine a life where you:
Stop letting anxiety make decisions for you
Figure out who you are, and where you want to go next
Change your life for the better
Counselling helps you to deal with your challenges and move towards your ideal life with more calm and confidence.
It can positively change your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, and can help you let go of what may be holding you back.
As a therapist, I love helping people make positive changes and watching them transform their lives. I am committed to helping you to reach a place where things feel more manageable again.
The most rewarding thing about being a counsellor is seeing a person walk away lighter, more free, and excited about their life.
Our Sessions Are Focused On You
In our sessions, you'll have the time and space to step away from all the noise of the world, to be able to find some clarity, to be understood and heard.
It’s important to me to provide a non-judgemental space where you can be yourself, and to make sure that the process is collaborative.
There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to counselling, so our sessions will be tailored to fit your needs. I draw on various approaches when I work, including Person-Centred, Gestalt, Transactional Analysis (TA), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focussed Therapies.
I bring supportive and encouraging energy to our sessions. I can understand your experience and help to uncover what's happening under the surface.
We'll work together to decide any goals you might want to work towards, and I'll help you towards those, while being flexible along the route.
My Professional Training
Qualified Humanistic Integrative Counsellor (BACP Registered)
Qualified to work online providing counselling by phone and by webcam
Professional member of ACTO (Level 2 Therapist).
Additional training in:
CBT for Anxiety
Mindfulness and Stress Reduction
Non-diet method and Health At Every Size® (HAES®) approach
Body Confidence and Wellbeing Coaching
My background is working within the NHS, and since 2018 I have worked as a counsellor with several charities and organisations before beginning my private counselling service in 2020:
As You Are in Southwick - offering support for stress and anxiety (2018 - 2019)
Martlets in Hove - bereavement counselling (2019)
BIMM Brighton (British and Irish Modern Music Institute) - providing counselling for students (2018 - 2019)
Psychology Sussex - counselling for a range of issues (2020)
Drop-in group facilitator with Survivors Network (rape crisis centre) (2017-2018)
Let’s Discover How I Can Help
Get your free phone consultation and assessment where you can share what’s going on for you and we can explore how I can help. Contact me today using the button below. I'm here for you.